Higher Diploma in Language and Corporate Communication (Korean)

An exclusive sub-degree programme with a double major in Language and Corporate Communication, enabling students to develop corporate communication skills and practical business knowledge. It broadens the students’ development in the fields of Korea, Public Relations (PR), Marketing, etc.
Professional Qualification

Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association Limited (PRPA) 
Students can apply for the Associate Member of Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association Limited
PRPA will provide professional talks to HKCT students

Public Relations Hong Kong Limited (PRHK) 
Students can apply for the Student Member of Public Relations Hong Kong Limited


Programme Features

  • 【Professional team】Our teaching team is formed by experienced practitioners. Students could understand the industrial needs by appropriate guidance and real case studies
  • 【Articulation to Korean university】Recognized by the Chung Ang University in Korea, graduates are eligible to apply for senior-year (3rd year) admission to their bachelor’s degree programmes
  • 【Articulation to local university】Some graduates were admitted to senior year of bachelor's degree programmes of HKU, CityU, HSUHK, HKSYU, e.t.c.
  • 【Korean Language Qualification】Attainment of advanced levels in ‘Test of Proficiency in Korean’ (TOPIK) can be completed within two years only. Some of our students have attained the highest levels 4 and 5 in TOPIK
  • 【Practical application】Provision of Korea study tour and internship programmes in Korean language and communication industry
  • 【Scholarship】Scholarships such as the Wai Yin Study Tour Scholarship are offered to outstanding students who have financial difficulty joining the Study Tour to Korea


Featured Modules 

  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Media and Communication
  • Media for Presentation
  • Korean Language and Culture
  • Professional Korean Communication

Credits earned from specific modules (Korean and Corporate Communication) account for almost 80% of the total credits

Graduation Path

Articulation Path

The articulation agreement with Chung-ang University allows our graduates to articulate to senior year of the bachelor degree programmes (written / oral entry test required).


Career Prospects 

Graduates could apply for positions at local, Korean or international companies as:

  • Translator
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Marketing Executive Assistant
  • Corporate Communication Executive Assistant
Tutor Profile

Our teaching team has quality teaching and extensive professional experience.

Korean Teaching Team:
10 years of Korean teaching experience 
Qualification of teaching Korean as a Second Language
Provide guidance to settle the difficulties encountered at different stages

Corporate Communication Team:
Practitioners in the PR and Communication field for over 15 years 

Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

September 2024


2 Years

Entry Requirements
  1. Attained Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects#, including Chinese and English [each applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning subjects at “Attained” level as equivalent to Level 2 in the application]^; or
  2. Pass in 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Level subjects in HKALE; and 5 passes in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; or 
  3. Holder of Diploma Yi Jin/ Diploma of Applied Education; or
  4. Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  5. Holder of Pre-Associate Degree; or
  6. Holder of Diploma and
    - the qualification should be awarded by one of the local or overseas recognised tertiary institutions / post-secondary colleges; and 
    the length of study is at least 450 teaching hours; or
  7. Aged 21 or above with 1 year working experience; or
  8. Equivalent qualifications; 
  9. Pass the admission interview.

    # If one of the five HKDSE subjects considered is “Citizenship and Social Development”, the general admission requirement shall be “Attained” instead of “Level 2”. 
    ^ Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) is in general accepted as Chinese Language qualification, but it is not considered as an elective subject.  

Alwina Khan Zarish (Graduates)
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong - Bachelor of Translation with Business (Honours) - Year 3 intake
"Life at HKCT is fabulous and full of challenges. I have benefited a great deal from Wai Yin Study Tour Scholarship and EDB Reaching Out Award, I was given the chance to join the study tour to Korea and the Career Exchange Tour to Singapore, through which I have gained extensive knowledge and broaden my horizon. Meanwhile, I have organized activities to promote public integrity as the ICAC Ambassador. This greatly improved my interpersonal and organizational skills. In short, I have benefit a great deal from classroom learning, study tours and extracurricular activities.
Courses of Higher Diploma in Language and Corporate Communication (Korean) have allowed me to experience local Korean culture and understand their values. Together with the industry knowledge gained throughout the years, I am well prepared for future career."

Wan Yuk Ping (Graduates)
"I was afraid of new environment. I could still remember that when I was first in HKCT, I was a passive and reserved student being reluctant to new things. Thanks to my nice classmates and passionate teachers here, I have made a lot of good friends. It is a breakthrough in my life. Even more, I have become a caring person who is eager to try new things and face challenges. In this new semester, I learn and play with my classmates. After school, we formed a study group to revise in Language Centre. Sometimes, we joined extra-curricular activities and a Study Tour. It is my great pleasure to meet them in this year."

QF Level
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:4
QR Registration No.:15/000063/L4
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2015 to 31/8/2027

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement may apply for a 1-year Diploma of Applied Education (listed below) and articulate to this higher diploma programme.
Diploma of Applied Education (Korean Language and Popular Culture)

Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.